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Stephen Hawking thinks he knows what happened before the beginning of time

Neil deGrasse Tyson asks him to weigh in.<p>Neil deGrasse Tyson’s show <i>Star Talk</i> is ending its fourth season with a bang—a big one. <i>The</i> big one, to be precise. The show, filmed at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, features famous astrophysicist Tyson interviewing …

Archaeologists Find Something Truly Bizarre in an Isolated Medieval Graveyard

Those are not human bones.<p>A three-week archaeological dig in the English Channel took a bizarre, inexplicable turn, after researchers chanced upon a …

This Woman Learned Her Birthmark Is A Sign She Fused With Her Twin In Utero

Chimerism is a rare genetic condition where an individual has two sets of DNA.<p>Twins often have an inseparable bond, but Muhl and her fraternal twin are actually the same person. In a rare genetic event, Muhl fused together with her fraternal twin in the womb. So Muhl has two sets of DNA: her own, …

8 Tasty Anti-Inflammatory Slow Cooker Recipes You Should Make This Month To Lose Weight

If you wake up feeling bloated, you probably consider your day over before it even began. And if that bloat lasts longer than a day, forget about …

Cooking

The Only Acceptable Way To Serve Sweet Potatoes

If you mash them, we are not friends. Get the full Thanksgiving menu here.<p>Recipe by Alison Roman<p>Serves 8<p>3 lbs. sweet potatoes, scrubbed, unpeeled, sliced about ½" thick<p>4 sprigs rosemary<p>2 Tbsp. olive oil<p>Kosher salt and pepper<p>2 Tbsp. unsalted butter<p>2 Tbsp. honey (or more if you're really feeling it)<p>2 …

One Simple Lifestyle Change That Could Keep Your Brain Young

If you’re like the majority of Americans, developing dementia or Alzheimer’s as you age is a terrifying thought. But according to new research from …

The Brain

14 Chemical Reactions That Honestly Seem Like Magic

"Wow." –You in a minute.<p><i>This post was translated from Spanish.</i>

Science Finally Discovered Why Flamingos Stand on 1 Leg

Flamingos are known for their one-legged perch, but researchers think they’ve finally figured out how and why they do it.<p>The balancing act requires …

Birds

42 Best Quick Bread Recipes

These easy quick bread recipes are leavened with baking soda or baking powder, so they rise quickly when compared to traditional yeast breads with …

Your Brain Changes Throughout Your Life

Researchers say the brain doesn’t just change in youth and older age. Their study may have implications in mental health treatments.<p>Researchers can …

The Next Phase Of Human Evolution Could Include Immortality

People may merge with machines.<p>What will humans be like in 1,000 years? They will likely be taller, bionic and maybe even immortal.<p>TechInsider looked at the possible future of the human race after another 10 centuries of evolution and found people and machines could literally join together ― …

Physicists create mind-bending 'negative mass' that accelerates backwards and could help explain black holes

Scientists have created a fluid with "negative mass" which they claim can be used to explore some of the more challenging concepts of the cosmos.<p>Washington State University physicists explained that this mass, unlike every physical object in the world we know, accelerates backwards when pushed.<p>The …

Ancient stone carvings confirm how comet struck Earth in 10,950BC, sparking the rise of civilisations

Ancient stone carvings confirm that a comet struck the Earth around 11,000BC, a devastating event which wiped out woolly mammoths and sparked the rise of civilisations.<p>Experts at the University of Edinburgh analysed mysterious symbols carved onto stone pillars at Gobekli Tepe in southern Turkey, to …

Scientists Have Observed Epigenetic Memories Being Passed Down For 14 Generations

The past lives on.<p>The most important set of genetic instructions we all get comes from our DNA, passed down through generations. But the environment …

Keep the Whole Solar System to Yourself in This Tiny Bottle

Ever dream of carrying the entire solar system around in your pocket? Now you can with a little help from the 3D printing company Little Planet …

Shopping

Humans can now control turtles’ minds

It sounds like something Dr. Evil from Austin Powers might have come up with. But unlike sharks with laser beams attached to their heads, …

Scientists Witnessed DNA Protecting Itself From Radiation

Simple Parameters, Complex Possibilities<p>DNA protects itself from damage naturally, and scientists are hoping to gain insight into how the process …

X-rays

'Evolution' Is Evolving Again

Reading Time: 2 minutes<p><i>Evolution</i>, a fantastic tabletop game from North Star Games, continues to evolve—this time, making the leap from analog to …

stargames

10 Best Nights to See Planets, Summer 2017 Edition

Stargazing is better if you know where to look.<p>As the weather gets warmer and we start spending more time outside, stargazers and planet watchers are …

Astronomy

5 Reasons Why Placentas Are Amazing

1 of 7<p>A grow-as-required organ<p>The placenta is a bowl-shaped mass of tissue with branching blood vessels that acts as a life support system for a …

Pregnancy

Yes, there really are millions of tiny, dead bugs in your pillows

It's the season for spring cleaning — and you might want to start with your pillows.<p>Recent reports have shed light (er, horror) on the fact that there are millions of tiny, dead bugs living in our pillows. And yes, it's true. They're called dust mites — they're teeny, tiny arthropods, according to …

Biomedicine

Surprise! What 3D Scan Revealed Inside Egyptian Cat Mummy

Behind the scenes at the University of Aberdeen Museums, researchers are using high-tech 3D imaging software to reveal what is inside a …

Archaeology

In Fiji, Nothing Says ‘I Love You’ Like a Sperm Whale Tooth

SUVA, Fiji — Tucked inside a dark shopping plaza in this otherwise enchanting city in the South Pacific is Henry’s Pawn Shop. Inside, Joseph Baivatu, 29, prepares to make the next payment on a layaway for something very special: a large sperm whale tooth. Known as a tabua in Fiji, a sperm whale’s …

Scientists Unearth Ancient DNA Depicting a Battle Between Viruses and Our Ancestors

Millions of years ago, our ancestors’ bodies may have waged an epic battle against a virus. Through a sneaky DNA swap, the hosts would have gotten …

Biology

Cold Shower Benefits for Your Health

Cold showers are any showers with a water temperature below 70°F. They may have health benefits. Water therapy (also called hydrotherapy) has been …

Scientists Discover a Hidden Network of 'Mini Brains' That Could Be Responsible For Pain

We might have been wrong about how our bodies feel pain.<p>Scientists have found evidence of a hidden network of 'mini brains' that could overhaul our …

No, Dark Energy Isn't An Illusion

In 1998, two teams of scientists announced a shocking discovery: the expansion of the Universe was accelerating. Distant galaxies weren’t just receding from us, but their recession speed was increasing over time. Over the next few years, precision measurements of three independent quantities — …

Dark Matter

30 Life Changing Lessons to Learn from Tony Robbins

Tony Robbins is a living legend in the field of personal development. Through his incredible books, seminars and many talks, he has inspired and …

Want to Reach Outside Your Comfort Zone? Do This One Simple Thing.

You have the power to turn a difficult situation into something you can handle.<p><i>The material in this post is adapted from my new book</i> Reach: A New Strategy to Help You Step Outside Your Comfort Zone, Rise to the Challenge, and Build Confidence​ <i>(launching January 24, 2017 with Penguin Random …

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